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Apogee Drive II or mcp655?

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Working on my HAF XB watercool build and trying to get the best performance/value ... so my options are a bitspower 150 reservoir with a pump top and upgrade kit and attach a mcp655 to it and get a waterblock which would run around $245 or just get the apogee drive II with the bitspower 150 reservoir which would b around $175 so my quesion is would i see a performance gain with the extra $70 if im only running a 240rad 120rad and CPU and GPU waterblock? using 10mm/12mm acrylic tube
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anyone?
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The apogee drive 2 would require a reservoir located above it to ensure it never runs dry, so unless you find a way to cleverly mount that bitspower res above the CPU block or use a radiator with built in reservoir, I would go for the MCP655.
   
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Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

The apogee drive 2 would require a reservoir located above it to ensure it never runs dry, so unless you find a way to cleverly mount that bitspower res above the CPU block or use a radiator with built in reservoir, I would go for the MCP655.

good info... i plan to mount it on the side panel so it would be above the block slightly
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Well as long as the pump is gravity-fed, go for the apogee drive ii. It will reduce components and give you an arguably better pump for less than what an mcp655 would cost separately.
   
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Having a pump at the top of your loop is more trouble than its worth. You would need to be very careful bleeding the air out of your system.
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My reservoir would look just like this
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